Lloyd Family Update – 2017-9-30

We are thankful for God’s word which is our only weapon against doubt and unbelief.  His word continues to sustain us through your prayers.

Praises:

  • Leigh and our kids recently enjoyed launching some pilot activities for kids at the community center (e.g. origami, painting, coloring etc…). These activities on a smaller scale were helpful to identify which things would work well and which would not.  This next week they will roll it out to a bigger audience with the hopes to show the love of Christ and develop relationships.
  • We are thankful for our current rhythm of life in this season that allows for regular rest and avoiding getting burned out or short with each other.

Requests:

  • A thief entered our home recently and stole our laptop while Zac and the kids were spending time in a closed off air-conditioned room. This has caused Leigh to feel insecure, and she is having difficulty sleeping well.  Please pray for all of us to not feel anxious about strangers entering our home.
  • We are getting our feet under us at the community center and are brainstorming other ways to reach out to the community.  Please pray for us to have wisdom and boldness in identifying methods that would be most effective.
  • That we would abide in Christ and He would produce fruit through us.  This may sound cliche, but it is an earnest prayer request.

 

 

 

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Leigh had the opportunity to host a women’s worship service recently.
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Leigh also had the opportunity to teach Sunday school recently.  Which was good language practice and deepened her compassion for the children here.
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Zac is thankful for the small steps he continues to take in making Indonesian friends and developing deeper relationships with locals.

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,
Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce
brokencisterns.com

Our mailing address is:
Zac Lloyd
PO Box 115
Manokwari
Papua Barat 98301
Indonesia

Lloyd Family Update – 2017-9-2

Dear faithful supporters,
As we observe that it is now September and recognize the holiday weekend occurring in the US, we are struck by how quickly times go by and how little time we really have.  We left the US about 16 months ago and it seems like we are only just getting our feet wet.  Your faithful support and partnership causes us to not grow weary as we try to redeem the time for His glory.

Praises:

  • Zac was encouraged to have a couple real gospel conversations with locals recently.  He is both encouraged that they occurred and that language seemed to be less of a barrier.
  • Zac began teaching a new round of English courses this past week. We are encouraged to see new people signing up and a good mix of religions represented.
  • God continues to care for each of us. Grace is enjoying continuing to participate in and enjoy youth group. The boys are getting more excited about church each week (which is a praise because listening in another language for two hours can be exhausting).

Requests:

  • Following the praise about Zac’s gospel conversations above, please pray that God would continue to provide these opportunities. Both of the conversations occurred without any arrangement on Zac’s part, so please pray to the “Arranger”.
  • Leigh is going to start some small children’s activities at the community center this week with our leader Diane.  Pray for these to be energizing, encouraging for her and the children, and effective.
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In one of many of our continuous cultural experiences, Leigh attended a birthday party recently where the birthday ‘girl’ feeds the first piece of cake to her dearest friend.
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Zac had the opportunity to travel 3 hours into the interior with Walter and Ryan Kennedy (teammates) to see what God has done. This is a photo of the students at the bible school greeting Walter as he arrives. Zac described it as akin to arriving in the Shire with Gandolf. God has really blessed the people of Minyambau.
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The boys have really been enjoying church lately, which is a complete turnaround since we arrived. Going to church with kids can be hard sometimes, so we acknowledge their heart change as a true gift from God.

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,
Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce
brokencisterns.com

Our mailing address is:
Zac Lloyd
PO Box 115
Manokwari
Papua Barat 98301
Indonesia

Lloyd Family Update – 2017-8-5

Dear faithful supporters,
Thank you for supporting us and reading our updates!  Your feedback is always encouraging 🙂

Praises:

  • We continue to meet Indonesians and are increasingly able to interact with them.  We are regularly attending an Indonesian church of about 20-30 adults that has been a good conduit to finding our place in this culture, and we praise God for this.
  • Zac’s teaching of English as a Second Language has been going well and has been a good way to meet and interact with individuals from the majority religion.

Requests:

  • We are getting over our ‘honey-moon’ period here in Manokwari and the little day-to-day stressors (power outages, lack of water, shopping at the open market) are losing their novelty and becoming more annoying.  Please pray that we would find our refuge only in God.
  • For existing relationships to grow and for new ones to form.
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    Zac teaching his College-aged ESL class
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    Grace with some of her new friends. Grace has been working hard at reaching out to make friends.
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    Zac in the orange getting smoked in badminton
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    Our ‘Ninja Warrior’ course in our ‘garage’ attracted the local kids, which Reece was happy about.
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    The boys ‘sunday school’ class has been good for their language practice.

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    Leigh with her new friend that she met via the ESL class. They meet regularly to help each other practice language. Plus, she sells beef, which is a HUGE blessing as beef is pretty rare here.

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,
Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce
brokencisterns.com

Our mailing address is:
Zac Lloyd
PO Box 115
Manokwari
Papua Barat 98301
Indonesia

We intend for this regular communication to be a quick snapshot of life in Indonesia so that you can be in prayer and we can stay connected with the body of Christ that is sending us.

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